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In The Life You've Always Wanted, John Ortberg taught us how simple spiritual disciplines can help us move beyond superficial Christianity to a life of dedicated discipleship. Now, with the Life You've Always Wanted Participant's Guide," which can be used with or without the excellent Video/DVD Curriculum, he has provided a resource that will help us embark on the road of discipleship together. The Participant's Guide is filled with intriguing insights, provocative questions and practical applications that will challenge our communities to set superficial Christianity aside so that we can live the life of dedicated disciples.
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The Life You've Always Wanted Leader's Guide: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary PeopleJohn Ortberg, Stephen SorensonZondervan / 2004 / Trade Paperback$17.99 Retail:
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The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People - eBookJohn OrtbergZondervan / 2009 / ePub$9.994.5 Stars Out Of 5 14 Reviews
In the six-session small group Bible study, The Life Youve Always Wanted, John Ortberg guides you and your group through the spiritual disciplines and teaches you how they can transform your spiritual life. What does true spiritual life really look like? And what keeps you from living it? What can you do to pursue it?
If youre tired of the status quoif you suspect theres more to Christianity than what youve experiencedJohn Ortberg invites you to join him on a road to transformation and spiritual vigor that anyone can take. Cultivate new intimacy and confidence in prayer. Discover the freedom of secrecy. Taste the benefits of slowing lifes frenetic pace. Learn how to be guided by the Holy Spirit … and much more.
As in a marathon, the secret lies not in trying hard, but in training consistently. Proven by followers of Jesus over the centuries, the spiritual disciplines are exercises that strengthen your endurance race on the road to growth.
- Its Morphing Time
- Slowing Down and Celebrating
- Praying and Confessing
- Meditating on Scripture and Seeking Guidance
- Practicing Servanthood, Finding Freedom
- Going the Distance with a Well-Ordered Heart
Designed for use with The Life Youve Always Wanted: A DVD Study 9780310810506 (sold separately).
John Ortberg is the senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. His bestselling books include Soul Keeping, Who Is This Man?, and If You Want to Walk on Water, Youve Got to Get out of the Boat. John teaches around the world at conferences and churches, writes articles for Christianity Today and Leadership Journal, and is on the board of the Dallas Willard Center and Fuller Seminary. He has preached sermons on Abraham Lincoln, The LEGO Movie, and The Gospel According to Les Miserables. John and his wife Nancy enjoy spending time with their three adult children, dog Baxter, and surfing the Pacific. You can follow John on twitter @johnortberg or check out the latest news/blogs on his website at www.johnortberg.com.
Stephen and Amanda Sorenson are founders of Sorenson Communications and have co-written many small group curriculum guidebooks, including the entire Faith Lessons series.
Gene Turner4 Stars Out Of 5April 15, 2010Gene TurnerJam packed with information, scripture, and insights, but at least 1 1/2 -2hrs. are necessary to cover everything in each unit.
Edie Milligan5 Stars Out Of 5September 3, 2009Edie MilliganGreat companion to Ortberg's DVD/video study on spiritual disciplines. Challenging questions and "assignments". Very helpful in growing in Christ.
New Life Christian Fellowship4 Stars Out Of 5July 3, 2009New Life Christian FellowshipIt was a very good and practical teaching. We are reviewing it now to do small groups for our church.
Steve Patzia3 Stars Out Of 5February 5, 2009Steve PatziaI'm currently teaching this as a class at our church (with the DVD curriculum) and I'd love to give this study 5 stars because it's incredibly important and helpful for spiritual transformation, but the problem is they try to cram everything into six weeks! I wish they would redo it so each week is focused on studying one discipline instead of two. It's tough to practice the discipline of "slowing down" when we're rushing to cover prayer too!
Dale Williams4 Stars Out Of 5July 15, 2005Dale WilliamsOrtberg will keep you laughing and crying as you learn how easy it is as an ordinary person to share your faith with everyone you meet, as well as, build discipline into your life to make you the person God intended you to be. A must read!
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